Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 12/3/17

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren’t Flipboard inclined, here’s everything I’ve strained out of the wine-related muck for the week.

A New Age in Abruzzo
Robert Camuto catches us up

The Magic of Blanc de Blancs Champagne
It’s December, time to write about sparkling wine, everyone.

Can Money Buy Taste?
We all know the answer to that one.

The Canadian Sparkling Wine Region You Need to Know About
And not just because I say so.

Yamanashi Prefecture is a paradise for connoisseurs of wine, craft beer and whisky
With any luck I’ll verify this personally in a few weeks.

The Small Village that Houses the World’s Best Champagne
Roger Voss on Le Mesnil

The Complete Guide to Ice Wine
An excellent primer

The Ancient King Of Wine Barolo Faces Modern Challenges
Tom Mullen takes stock.

Natural Wine is a Runaway Train, and it Might be Time to Hit the Brakes
Jamie Goode observes

How to Become a Master of Wine
Almost a step-by-step guide

Jefford on Monday: Alcohol labelling – taste first, then look
Andrew suggests cognitive bias.

What Happens When a Somm Takes a Break from Drinking?
The “Sober October” chronicles

Sexual harassment in the wine trade: when will the other bottle break?
The wine and food industry are not paragons of virtue.

Life, Sustainably: Pascaline Lepeltier, Master Sommelier, On Pivoting Toward Balance
Cathy Huyghe talks with Pascaline.

5 Trends For The Future Of Wine, From Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier
And Cathy keeps talking with Pascaline.

Five Wine Books to Give This Holiday Season
Eric Asimov does his yearly review.

Why Some Wine Writing Today Reminds Me of a Woody Allen Movie
Dorothy Gaiter says she’s seen it all before

The Thugs of the Wine Industry Respond
Juicy, this one.